The New York Daily News reports:
They’ve found a way to celebrate Broadway. The months-delayed Tony Awards will go on virtually this fall, organizers announced Friday, although a date for the event has not been set.
The 2020 Tonys were initially scheduled to take place June 7 at Radio City Music Hall. But the annual celebration was delayed indefinitely in March, two weeks after coronavirus closed the curtains of The Great White Way.
“Though unprecedented events cut the 2019-2020 Broadway season short, it was a year full of extraordinary work that deserves to be recognized,” Charlotte St. Martin, the head of the Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, the American Theatre Wing president, said in a joint statement.
Breaking theater news: There will be a Tony Awards ceremony this year. It will be online. It will recognize Broadway shows that opened between May 2019 and March 2020 — although a few might be deemed ineligible because too few voters got to see them. https://t.co/pfKwVQItFb
— Michael Paulson (@MichaelPaulson) August 21, 2020
Tony Awards Will Go Virtual This Fall https://t.co/Sia3ECKICw
— Variety (@Variety) August 21, 2020